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A Brief History

NAMI Far North was organized in Sandpoint, Idaho in February 2007 by five individuals who believed a local affiliate was needed in this community.  Our board members, all of whom are individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness, are committed to maintaining a viable and active NAMI affiliate.  We were asked by NAMI Idaho to serve both Bonner and Boundary counties. 

We are an officially chartered NAMI affiliate that was incorporated as an Idaho Non-Profit Corporation on May 29, 2007 and received our charter at the NAMI National Convention in Seattle, June of 2012.  Our Bylaws were approved by our members on August 15, 2007.  We were granted our formal tax exempt status by the IRS under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code on December 19, 2007.

NAMI Far North programs are an important means of providing support and education locally for persons living with mental illness and their families.

Board of Directors 
Amber Snoddy, President
Gini Woodward, Vice-President
Sue Haynes, Treasurer
Lynn Pietz, Secretary
Ruth McKnight
Jan Burt
Catherine Perusse, LMSW
Ann Wimberly, M.D.(retired)
Victor Vosen

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